Astronomers spot first star from outside our galaxy

Posted on Thursday, November 18 2010 @ 21:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Astronomers have for the first time discovered a planet that originated from outside our galaxy. The Jupiter-like planet orbits a dying star called HIP 13044, the solar system is 2,000 light years from Earth and once belonged to a dwarf galaxy.
Astronomers claim to have discovered the first planet originating from outside our galaxy.

The Jupiter-like planet, they say, is part of a solar system which once belonged to a dwarf galaxy.

This dwarf galaxy was in turn devoured by our own galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a team writing in the academic journal Science.

The star, called HIP 13044, is nearing the end of its life and is 2000 light years from Earth.

The discovery was made using a telescope in Chile.
Source: BBC News




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